Apple event brings us the iPad Air 2, iPad Mini 3 and new iMac

Apple iPad Air 2 iPad Mini 3Apple held their event this week and three new long awaited products have been announced: the iPad Air 2, the iPad Mini 3, and a new iMac that boasts a Retina 5K display.

While the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus have managed to gain a whole lot of attention both before and after their release, there was plenty of speculation to go around about the California based Apple Event this week. Most of us managed to guess what was on the agenda for a release, but now we know for sure.

The iPad Air 2 is probably the biggest news, making it the most important tablet release from Apple for awhile. A close second is the iPad Mini 3, followed by the new Retina update of the iMac’s display.

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A look at Android 5.0 Lollipop, the latest Version of Google’s mobile OS

Android 5.0 LollipopYesterday we got a look at the latest Nexus devices: the Nexus 6 smartphone, and the Nexus 9 tablet. Both use the latest version of Android, named Lollipop, or Android L. This time around, the big news seems to be the boost in API’s for app developers.

Android was slow in the beginning when it came to the app market, at least when it was compared to the much more prolific Apple. But in the last several years they have managed to close that gap. With apps being released every day, they are looking to further push the production of both indie and official applications for their mobile service.

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Google officially announced Nexus 6 phone, Nexus 9 tablet, with preorders starting in October

Google Motorola Nexus 6Google has announced the latest in their Android line with the Nexus 6 smartphone and Nexus 9 tablet. Both will be launched in November, with preorders beginning in late October (for the Nexus 6), and October 17 (for the Nexus 9).

The two devices are collaborations between three companies, Google, Motorola (Nexus 6), and HTC (Nexus 9). Both are an attempt to provide “more screen” as their major incentive, as media viewing capabilities become all the more important to consumers.

You can bet that a big drive for this sudden release is the iPhone 6 Plus, and the promise of a new iPad Air 2 that has only just been leaked. The need to take a slice out of the market, especially right now before the iPad’s actual sale, is important. But will the move pay off?

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HBO announces streaming service for 2015, without cable subscription

HBO LogoHBO has announced official plans for launching a web only streaming option for people who want access to their premium content, without paying for a cable subscription to get it.

We all know that people who want to watch shows from networks they aren’t subscribed with will find a way. But the sheer number of people who choose to do so is causing a certain shakeup in the cable community as a whole.

True, there are still plenty of people who subscribe to cable. But with services like Netflix rising to prominence (and now providing their own produced shows that are highly regarded and acclaimed), cable networks have no choice but to start taking notice.

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Dropbox states it wasn’t hacked, but other sites were

  • 14/10/2014 at 22:47 by It's a Gadget Staff
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Dropbox LogoLast night, news started coming in that Dropbox had been hacked and passwords had been leaked. However, the file sharing service denies this, and said that it was actually third party sites that have been hacked. None of which affect their service or users.

The story first broke late last night, stating that Dropbox had been compromised after hackers managed to steal user passwords through a server break. Those passwords were leaks online, and there was some concern that the files uploaded into Dropbox might have been fair game.

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Scientists are working to create 2-minute Li-Ion charging batteries

  • 14/10/2014 at 17:32 by It's a Gadget Staff
  • Technology

Girl PhoneScientists at the Singapore based Nanyang Technology University have made a next step breakthrough in battery technology. They have created batteries that can recharge to 70% in just two minutes, and which last an estimated twenty years before degrading.

As devices of all types become increasingly more sophisticated, an problem plagues the consumer technology industry: how can they be powered? One of the biggest complaints from smartphone users, for example, is the short battery life, and how often they have to be charged. A more recent call for batteries in electric vehicles, which offer a real alternative to gas guzzling models, has been heard across the world. Which is where this latest project was based.

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Snapchat latest to be hacked as nude photos were leaked over the Internet

  • 10/10/2014 at 22:42 by It's a Gadget Staff
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SnapchatUsers of Snapchat that thought they were safe from leaks are in for a painful realization. It has been announced that images and chat logs from the app have been saved for years through a third party, and that hackers have announced on 4Chan that they are building a database for a massive leak.

The saved Snapchats appear to have been placed on a third party server of some kind, and is being curated into a searchable database. It is not yet known where the data was taken from, but they believe it was a Danish service called SnapSaved. It allowed users to sign up to save Snapchats that would otherwise be deleted after opening.

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